Fall session of Creative Nonfiction (‘Difficult Memoirs II’) + Evenings With Our Authors with Sarah Arvio now open for registration

IMG_3290Hello, friends–

I’m pleased to say that the fall sessions of my Creative Nonfiction workshops in Davis and Sacramento are officially open for registration.

Our theme this fall: difficult memoirs. Those of you who were in the first session centered on this theme in fall 2014 have been asking for a sequel ever since, and I couldn’t be more excited to return to the question of how to scale difficult content for the crucible of the full-length book. If you are trying to figure out how to write as an I without reducing your work to sensationalism, or if you simply want to swim around in writing that proves that the imagination of narrative can transform any story, you really should be with us this fall. Like all that have preceded it in this workshop’s now twelve-year history, this session will provide you with regular deadlines and inspirations for your new writing, as well as lots of feedback to support its development moving forward, clear through the fall.

I’m also excited to announce that in conjunction with this session, we’ll enjoy an Evenings With Our Authors event on Sunday December 11th with Sarah Arvio, whose incredible book night thoughts will be one of the titles on our list this session. To streamline planning, I’m building registration for Sarah’s EWOA into the course fee for the session–so if you’re in CNF this fall, you’ll automatically be registered for it. (If you’re not, but you’ve been in workshop recently and would like to see whether I might be able to fit you in to the plan for that evening, drop me an email and ask-I will know for sure in late August.)

CNF in Davis will meet Tuesdays 7-9 PM, September 6-December 20, at a friendly little Davis treehouse where I keep the kettle going.

CNF in Sacramento will meet Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM, September 7-December 21, at a lovely private home in East Sac that welcomes us over and over.

Want to jump in? Drop me an email at rgouirand@gmail.com to request the registration form, which covers all the rest of the details. Early registration ends Friday, August 19. (If this fall is anything like recent fall sessions, all spots will fill before the deadline, so I sincerely advise not waiting until the last minute to register.)

Looking forward to everything to come!

xo R


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